Oakland International Airport, Terminal 1
- 1 Airport Drive, Oakland, California
- Current Name:
- Oakland International Airport, Terminal 1
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- Current Condition:
The building is in good condition, however remodeling has compromised the original design integrity.
“The humanist architecture of John Carl Warnecke,” Allan Temko, Architectural Forum, December 1960, pp 96-105.
Cerny, Susan Dinkelspiel .An Architectural Guidebook to San Francisco and the Bay Area, Gibbs Smith, 2007.
Image credit: Dwain Faubion
Starting in 2008, Terminal 1 has been in the process of a multi-million dollar upgrade. Unfortunately, one of the associated projects was to remove the distinctive barrel vaults. Only the original structural supports remain.
As in a great number of Warnecke-designed buildings, the roof is the visual centerpiece. In addition, the original design reflected the general optimism associated with the jet age.